Downtown Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Familiar names apply to fill Sally Clark's council seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    The applications for Sally Clark's vacant Seattle City Council seat are in, all 44 of them. And there are some recognizable names: former council members Jan Drago and Peter Steinbrueck; Director of the city's Human Services Department, John Okamoto; former Director of Washington State Ferries, David Moseley; and, most surprisingly, Howard S. Wright III, the Seattle business leader whose family company constructed the Space Needle.

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  2. Seattle's name: Ripe for a change that you can make.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    A little more than a year ago, in my monthly column for Seattle magazine, I put forward the idea that Seattle needs a new nickname. We've been Queen City, Jet City and since the '80s, rather lamely I think, The Emerald City.

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  3. Why Bellingham looks better than SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    It will be so long to Seattle but not goodbye as I leave my place overlooking Elliott Bay for one overlooking Bellingham Bay in the city where I was born and raised. It will be good to truly come home.

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  4. The Weekend List: Questlove, The Rep's latest hit, Ira Glass & his dancing girls & moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    William A. Williams, Justin Huertas and Kirsten deLohr Helland in Seattle Repertory Theatre's Lizard Boy . Photo: Alabastro Photography.

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  5. A lesson in resilience, from New Orleans to SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Taking off from Seattle en route to New Orleans, I watched as the plane passed over the verdant hillsides and deep blue lakes of the Puget Sound below. What greeted me in New Orleans was a different site altogether: brown earth, hazy and polluted air, expanses of flat marshland and extraterrestrial-like oil rigs.

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  6. Seattle's facadism fetish makes fools of history & progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    You could be excused for thinking so. Efforts to preserve local "character" while accommodating massive development have seen a revival of what's called "faA adism" where old building exteriors are used as a kind of ground-level wrapping on new structures.

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  7. Bertha Rising: The ailing cutterhead assembly breaks the surfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    On Monday, the Seattle Tunnel Partners and Dutch crane operator, Mammoet, began lifting the fourth and final piece of the tunnel-boring machine Bertha to the surface. Removal of the 2,000-ton drive unit is arguably the most significant milestone since Bertha broke down in December of 2013, because it will allow crews to fully diagnose what, exactly, went wrong and how to fix it.

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  8. Fish hatcheries: A 19th century fix that won't dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    If you found yourself recently in Marblemount, say, or North Bend, it might have been a good idea to visit the cold waters of the Cascade River or Tokul Creek and wave goodbye to the early winter run of Chambers Creek hatchery steelhead struggling upstream to the concrete tanks in which they were spawned. This winter's run, a smaller batch next winter, and poof! Except for those released from a hatchery on the Skykomish River, near Monroe, we may have seen the last of those Chambers Creek fish.

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  9. Developers' think tank to Seattle: Forget about redeveloping Rainier Beach. Try a little TLC.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    When Mayor Murray announced two weeks ago that a delegation from the renowned Urban Land Institute would visit and advise on what to do with Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood, it alarmed some wary Southeast Seattleites, for two reasons. First, because of the ULI's history.

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  10. Report finds undisclosed BNSF oil spillsRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    A train carrying a class 3 flammable liquid passes a rail crossing on Lander Street in Sodo. Credit: Bill Lucia The Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission released a report Thursday recommending penalties against BNSF Railway Company for delaying to report 14 hazardous material spills in Washington State since last November.

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  11. World-class transportation? Ed Murray to ask voters for nearly a billionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly want to ask voters for approval of a 9-year, $900 million levy to fund the city's new, integrated approach to transportation called "Move Seattle." The proposal, which would be presented to voters in the fall, would replace the city's $365 million Bridging the Gap levy, passed in 2006, which will expire in a matter of months.

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  12. SDOT plans a safer Rainier Ave. - for cars and pedestrians, not bikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    The SUV that drove into the Carol Cobb Beauty Salon on Rainier Ave. was one of four cars that crashed into Columbia City buildings last year. Credit: Seattle Fire Department They "never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity," the Israeli diplomat Abba Eban quipped about his country's neighbors following their 1973 peace conference.

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  13. Vaping tax measure draws lots of oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    This man, seen taking a break outside, was part of a crowd that showed up for a hearing on a measure to tax and regulate vaping products. Credit: John Stang Here's the simplest way to look at a proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and impose a new tax on vaping-product sales: The state's health regulators, researchers and associations are gung-ho for concept.

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  14. The Weekend List: What The Hoot Hoots' Adam Prairie would do if he were youRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Their publicist brands the Seattle band as fuzzy power pop. I like to think of The Hoot Hoots as playing the kind of music you crank up loud while driving in sunroof-open-weather and sipping on a Full Tilt milkshake.

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  15. The downtown bicycle revival circusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    For a number of years I lived in the northwest sector of Seattle. To get to my place of work, I would drive Second Avenue in downtown.

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  16. Sawant forum to tackle Capitol Hill's anti-LGBTQ crime spikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Capitol Hill has long been seen as Seattle's most LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood. However, a spike in bias-driven crime toward members of the LGBTQ community has many wondering if the popular neighborhood is shifting away from its reputation as a safe-haven for Seattle's queer community.

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  17. Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is awash in fortune-seeking men againRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    A contemporary Seattleite in full Filson looks eerily similar to Klondike gold rushers here at the turn of the 20th century. Credit: Andrew Vanasse A contemporary Seattleite in full Filson looks eerily similar to Klondike gold rushers here at the turn of the 20th century Seattle is booming.

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  18. The oil trains and the cities: How safe?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    They gathered at dusk at the King Street Station with the words "No Exploding Oil Trains" projected on the station's clock tower. Some held signs with four more words, "Not Under Our City."

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  19. Our song: 'Tunisia' by way of New DelhiRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    I was driving my black Hyundai Elantra down a back road with my granddaughter Josephine strapped into her carseat, listening to jazz on KPLU, when "A Night in Tunisia," Dizzy Gillespie's co-composition from the early 1940s, came on. I cranked up the volume, hoping it wasn't too loud for her.

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  20. Seattle's new plan to eliminate traffic deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Seattle officials launched a new program today to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries in the city by 2030. Vision Zero - a collaboration between the Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Police Department - will focus on modifying street design and increasing enforcement and education.

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